Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,460 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Boyhood
Lowest review score: 0 Kazaam
Score distribution:
1,460 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The kind of quiet, effective film that burrows under the viewer's skin and takes root before you've had a chance to realize that it's permeated your constitutional makeup.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Pamela Gray's script and the way these actors bring the characters to life are the film's real treasures.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A compendium of really neat stuff and nifty sequences, and it will just have to do until Vol. 3 or reunification comes along.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film is wickedly hilarious but more in a droll and knowing kind of sense than a har-de-har-har manner.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Seemingly taking its cue from Belfort’s shenanigans, the film is completely without modulation. It starts with all the knobs cranked up to 11 and remains that way for the next three hours. While what’s onscreen is never uninteresting, its unrelentingness is exhausting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Mehta and her cameraman Giles Nuttgens capture the area's rich interplay of light and color, land and water, and riches and poverty.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Unlike any coming-of-age movie you've seen before. Equal parts sweet and perverse, this Scottish film is unpredictable in places where it might be twee, and subversively fanciful in others where it might be punishing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As romantic comedies go, Danish helmer Susanne Bier’s follow-up to her Oscar-winning "In a Better World," percolates more than it froths – but that’s a good thing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's a winning formula, and when done right like it is here, it transcends the clichés and moves audiences.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Still, for a film that is so much about the healing power of words expressed and feeling brought into the light of day, Monsieur is strangely reticent.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Before lapsing into the land of the insipid,... John Hughes actually made a few movies that shined some light on the trials of modern adolescence. The Breakfast Club is one of them.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    DreamWorks has gathered for the movie and for these extracurricular projects an amazing collection of voice talent that complements the film's stunning technical achievements.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    August: Osage County is not for the timid or those who prefer family reunions without histrionics. This film is like a long day’s journey into another damn day.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Goodbye to Language is the kind of cinematic essay that Godard has come to specialize in; it’s really a montage of thoughts, aphorisms, and images, and not a story, although there are some consistent characters (often naked – and how better to hold our interest in their philosophical queries?) and one dog.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Favreau keeps the picture throttling forward with a carefree charm.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    No background material is going to help the viewer who isn't already aware of why a Fugees reunion is such a cool thing to witness, but it's impossible not to get caught up in this party's good vibe.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Chef is filled to the brim with the kind of heart and vivacity that makes up for the film’s familiar storyline.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The Cove exposes the dark secrets that underpin the world’s dolphin mania, whether it’s our enjoyment of the animals performing circus tricks in aquariums, the swimming-with-dolphins industry, or the government recruitment of the sea mammals’ intelligence, communication, and sonar abilities for military applications.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film provides a window into the conversations and debates that occurred among soldiers on military bases and while in country, opinions shaped and altered by first-hand experiences and knowledge.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The narrative and its attendant lessons about how one rotten ape and/or human can spoil the bunch are engaging, although I found myself drifting during the battle sequences.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A work that shellacs itself into your consciousness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This beautifully acted and gradually revealed drama is a quiet discovery. Not one to blare its own horn, Middle of Nowhere is the kind of little indie film that gives little indie films a good name.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    If Wadjda, this Muslim girl, calls up film memories of adolescent Marjane Satrapi in "Persepolis", whose Western-loving lifestyle is uprooted by Iran’s Islamic Revolution, or the young women in Jafar Panahi’s "Offside," who countermand the rules that forbid them from entering stadiums to watch men’s soccer matches, you wouldn’t be far off the mark.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As much as Bardem is an expressive instrument for parlaying Iñárritu's somber worldview, so too is cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, whose stunning compositions find the poetry amid the sorrow.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Tsai’s drama is something like a mixture of Robert Bresson and R.W. Fassbinder, as God’s bedraggled souls struggle with the desires of the damned, and nobody wants to go into that good night alone.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The story is bizarre, unique, and thoroughly unpredictable, while its images resemble some kind of bastard offspring of the linear realism of George Grosz and the fantastic foreboding of Edward Gorey.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie will not be for all tastes. Its seedy lifestyles, nonjudgmental attitudes, nonlinear narrative, and central character whose problem is his lack of emotions is definitely nonstandard fare.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although little is ultimately “solved” or demystified in The Piano Teacher, the movie allows a chaperoned peek into the mind of one of civilization's “discontents.”
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    God Loves Uganda and recent events make it seem like the time is right for a 21st century raid on Entebbe.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Even when The Tree of Life does not achieve the heights for which it aims, it soars boldly and fearlessly.

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